Summer Strallen (The Sound of Music, Top Hat), Anton du Beke (Strictly Come Dancing), Dianne Pilkington (Mamma Mia!, Wicked) and cast members from Miss Saigon head a glittering line-up of West End stars in THE PHILIPPINE DREAM - a one-off Gala at the Leicester Square Theatre on Sunday 17 August to raise money for abandoned and abused orphans in Manila. A special guest host for the evening will be announced shortly. (more...)
From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)
MISS SAIGON made its highly anticipated return to London on May 21, 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. This new production is directed by Laurence Connor with musical staging by Bob Avian and additional choreography by Geoffrey Garratt, production design by Totie Driver and Matt Kinley based on an original concept by Adrian Vaux, costume design by Andreane Neofitou, lighting design byBruno Poet, sound design by Mick Potter, and orchestrations by William David Brohn. Musical supervision is by Stephen Brooker and John Rigby. Musical direction is by Alfonso Casado Trigo.
Below, check out highlights from the exciting new production! (more...)
Alistair Brammer, who plays Chris in Cameron Macintosh's latest revival of Miss Saigon, recently took part in a fashion shoot by West End photographer Darren Bell and stylist Neil Thornton, for blog The Science of Appearance. The shoot was set at the Prince Edward Theatre where Miss Saigon is currently playing to packed audiences.
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The full fashion blog article can be found here: http://www.thescienceofappearance.com/2014/06/alistair-brammer-editorial-shoot/ (more...)
Olivier Award winning Jenna Russell, star of the RSC, Jonathan Slinger, and EastEnders' Marc Elliott, reprise their acclaimed roles, Penelope Pennywise, Officer Lockstock and Mr. McQueen respectively, in the West End transfer of Jamie Lloyd's ground breaking, splash hit production of Urinetown The Musical. (more...)
FESTIVAL PLAYERS OF Prince Edward COUNTY will kick off their eighth season of professional live theatre with the new Sunday Series @ Huff Estates featuring Weaksauce by Sam Mullins on Sunday, July 13, and a fully improvised play by Naomi Sniekus and Matt Baram of The National Theatre of the World with legendary improviser Colin Mochrie on Sunday, July 20. (more...)
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LADY DAY marks the big 1-0-0, Ariana Grande debuts songs from her new album on MTV, and JUNE MOON starts this year's festival in Williamstown! (more...)
After the success of their critically acclaimed production of Julius Caesar in 2013, Iris Theatre are returning for a sixth summer season of Shakespeare in the beautiful gardens of St Paul's Church, Covent Garden, in the heart of the West End. Richard III opened on 25 June and rusn until 25 July. Press night is Monday 30 June at 7.30pm. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)
Prince Ali could soon be taking a magic carpet ride across the pond, according to the Daily Mail. Disney Theatrical Productions executives are set to meet with London Palladium officials to talk about bringing Aladdin to the West End in 2016. Their first choice, the Prince Edward Theatre, is already occupied by MISS SAIGON. (more...)
TORONTO, ON - Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is headed east to the beautiful banks of the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate Canada's beloved game from the heart of historic Halifax. The annual hockey tradition takes place on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, with Ron MacLean hosting the festivities from Halifax. (more...)
West End and Musical theatre star Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!, From Here To Eternity) will lead the cast of the musical, 20th Century Boy, playing the Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan. He will be joined by TV stars Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street) and Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road, Casualty). (more...)
Further dates have been announced for the UK tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, currently taking the tour through to August 2015, with further dates still to be added. (more...)
FESTIVAL PLAYERS OF Prince Edward COUNTY is happy to announce new and expanded partnerships with local businesses for exciting and unique theatre experiences including culinary picks, a new platform to hear local stories and more pay-what-you-can performances. Single tickets, Subscription Passes, and accommodation and dining packages, are now available online at www.festivalplayers.ca.
The theatre experience in Prince Edward County is unlike anything, anywhere else, owing greatly to Festival Players' venue partners. Businesses all across the County welcome performers and audiences alike to enjoy their charming spaces and places. (more...)
Blyth Festival opens its 40th Season with the world premiere of a new country musical, KITCHEN RADIO, written by Blyth's Artistic Director Marion de Vries and co-composer David Archibald. Directed by Kelli Fox, KITCHEN RADIO plays at Blyth Memorial Hall from June 25 - August 9. (more...)
Das Musical, basierend auf dem Buch von P.L. Travers und einem der beliebtesten Disney-Filme aller Zeiten, mit der wunderbaren Geschichte um die Familie Banks und ihr zauberhaftes Kindermadchen, wird am 1. Oktober 2014 seine Premiere im Ronacher feiern. Die Vereinigten Buhnen Wien freuen sich besonders eine großartige Besetzung fur Wien gefunden zu haben! Allen voran als „Mary Poppins' die bezaubernde Annemieke van Dam, dem osterreichischen Publikum vor allem als „Elisabeth' bereits bestens bekannt. Die Rolle des „Bert' wird von David Boyd verkorpert. Das Ehepaar „George' und „Winifred Banks' sind Reinwald Kranner und Milica Jovanovic (LOVE NEVER DIES, Ronacher), „Miss Andrew' Maaike Schuurmans (DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, Ronacher), „Admiral Boom' Dirk Lohr und „Roberston Ay' Niklas Abel (DER BESUCH DER ALTEN DAME, Ronacher). (more...)